Located in Ballindud near Waterford, the Mill Cottage is cute and entertaining enough to seduce passing tourists to stop and snap.
The cuteness of a small pink and white one-bed cottage with a unique walled garden with full-sized mill wheels and three circular openings, and a modern steel tree lifewall design. It has a little history.
According to a study conducted by a family who owns the land for nearly 90 years, the original mill at the site is believed to have been built by the Knights Templar when the land was given to Waterford in the 12th century. ..
When the family bought a 19th-century stone hut, the steelworks wheels were gone all the time, but the current owner’s father rebuilt the steelworks building in the 1970s and used the old Kirkeny steelworks. Then I resumed the race at the steelworks.
He also used old stones scattered on 1.1 acres of land around the cottage to build a walled garden with five circular openings. And while people wonder about the purpose of the circle, his son says they are purely decorative.
My son refurbished the mill cottage in 2015. The roof was re-roofed, wood sash windows and pink half-doors were installed, and electric heating and a modern kitchen unit were also installed.
Currently used as a holiday rental, Mill Cottage has 560 square feet of living space. This includes the kitchen, bedroom, shower room, and a small living room with an ingenious fire enclosure made by the owner from scrap metal and some of the farm tools.
Recently, a building permit was obtained for a 930 square foot extension behind the cottage.
In the 1960s, the family owning a mill cottage built a three-bed bungalow house on part of the grounds behind the mill on the other side of the mill race.
Upgraded in 2016, this bungalow called The Foyle is now split into two self-catering units. One is a stylish and modern two-bed property and the other is a small traditional style one-bed property in the flat roof section at the rear. ..
The owner, who replaced the mill wheel and built a walled garden in the mill cottage, also put it in the outdoor swimming pool in Foil’s garden.
The unheated pool, which his son estimated to be 15 meters long, was a common feature in today’s bungalows, and must have been even more so in the 1970s.
The property split took place in 2016, when the two-bed section was insulated and fitted with triple glazing. This property features an ultra-modern kitchen living area with red patio doors, polished floor tiles, a glossy blue and white kitchen, an 8 kw stove and pink glass panel doors.
This section also has a utility space, two bedrooms and a modern bathroom. The more traditional section of the rear, which was used as Grandma’s apartment, has a kitchen diner, a small utility room, and a bedroom with a large private bathroom.
Foyle is located on 0.5 acres and features a double garage, a flower garden, two patios and a swimming pool.
Last year, the owner reroofed the property and installed solar panels and a 4kw battery.
Located on Tramore Road, just over 5km from the city of Waterford, this property is sold by Purcell’s property, which claims to offer a variety of options.
Auctioneer Connor Purcell explains that a guide to a mill cottage on 1.1 acres is € 275,000, a guide to foil and its half acres is € 375,000, and the asking price for the two properties is € 650,000.
Two properties with a full range of interesting options.